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As a girl, my father refused to sponsor me to university– Eucharia Anunobi

Eucharia Anunobi

When it comes to the Nigeria movie industry, Nollywood, Eucharia Anunobi needs no introduction as she hit limelight with the movie Glamour Girls way over two decades ago. Perhaps what many do not know are the bold steps she took as a woman to get to the enviable position she now occupies; as well as her exploits in Christiandom as an Apostle of Christ.

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The earthy home-maker or career vixen: What do men really want?

Many men are generally of the opinion that women are confused…… Are women really confused or have they just got so complacent in deferring to their husbands in almost everything they do? If the truth be told, a lot of women have issues understanding what their men really want . More often than not, pleasing a man can be as difficult as squeezing water out of a rock. Who can ever understand the inner workings of a man?

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Is your woman cheating?

Whenever statistics emerge to the number of children being raised by men who are supposed to be their fathers but are actually not, men everywhere get super jittery. A fortnight ago, some of our female readers shared tips from their ‘wealth’ of experience on how to figure out a cheating man. We promised to balance the equation, as it were. So, here goes:

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Wife of the Governor of Lagos State, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode (m); Representative of Hope For Women in Nigeria Initiative, (HOFOWEM), Ms Oyefunke O. Adeleke (6th left); Mrs. Olayinka Oladujoye (6th right); LAHA Chairman, House Committee of Health, Hon Segun Olulade (5th right); Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf (3rd right); SA. Primary Healthcare, Dr. Olufemi Onanuga (8th left); Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris (2nd right); Honourable Commissioner for LG., Hon. Muslim Folami (4th left);  and beneficiaries, during the “Hope for Expectant Mothers” support programme, organized by HOFOWEM, at Alausa.

Go for your ante-natals, Bolanle Ambode urges expectant mothers

Expectant mothers in Lagos State have been advised to always attend ante-natal sessions and to cultivate good personal hygiene during pregnancy and after delivery. The advice came from the wife of the Lagos State governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, when her foundation, Hope for Women in Nigeria Initiative, HOFOWEM, distributed gift items to 230 expectant mothers in Alausa, Ikeja.

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Early marriage linked to mental illness

EXPERTS have called on Nigerians to shun the culture of early marriage and child bride as it leads to future psychiatric issues. The call was made at the ordinary general meeting and scientific conference of the ARD, FNPH held recently as Yaba, Lagos The theme of the event which had an interactive session with members of invited secondary schools, practitioners and guest speakers was child marriages, the psychiatric consequences, and sub-theme of the media and psychiatry, proper reporting practices for mental illnesses.

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Awlo to host global conference in Virginia, reveals innovative projects

HON. Elisha Attai, one of a new crop of men championing women causes, has unveiled the theme of the African Women in Leadership Organization(AWLO) Global Conference in Virginia this month. AWLO , an energetic non- profit organization championing the cause of women empowerment, gender parity, and the advancement of women in leadership; has also lined up a number of activities for the coming year.

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Iveta Ouvry

CBN, NIMC laud MercyCorps’ empowerment of 18,000 women with NeID cards

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) acknowledged the impact being made by the global organisation Mercy Corps and MasterCard, highlighting the role of the National eID (NeID) card in empowering 18,000 women and girls in the northern part of Nigeria. Mercy Corps is a global organization that empowers people around the world including Nigeria, funded by the British Department for International Development (DFID) which came into the country in 2013.

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Dehab Ghebreab

Lagos was fun- Dehab Ghebreab

EXCITING moments working in Nigeria?My years in Nigeria, particu larly Lagos has been exciting and when I got
here, I found it was a lot of fun and I loved it. We did so many exciting things with the former US Consul-General, Jeffery Hawkins. He had big dreams and it has been a credible assignment. My first assignment in the Foreign Service was in Abuja and my last assignment in Lagos, so I feel like it was meant to be and I would not have changed that for anything else, because it’s been wonderful.

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1,500 widows get succour in FCT

THE International Widows Day has come and gone but will continue to linger in the memory of 1, 500 widows in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja and its environs as they were recipients of various start-up packs for setting up small businesses. This amazing gesture came from a well-spirited non-governmental organisation, the Rock of Ages Empowerment Foundation, RAEF, whose passion is to ensure encouragement and joy returns to the down trodden in the society.

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Africa Fashion Week Nigeria takes off tomorrow

AS the much anticipated Africa Fashion Week Nigeria (AFWN) 2016, begins tomorrow, July 1, the organisers have revealed that about 60 designers from across Africa, will be showcasing their latest designs at this year’s event, set to be one of the biggest fashion shows in Africa. With the theme ‘’Connecting Africa’’ this year’s event which holds from July 1-3, takes off tomorrow with the Textile and Garment Manufacturing Conference, to hold at the Eko Hotels and Suites Victoria Island.

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Abimbola Omotosho

No longer any margin in clothes import business- Abimbola Omotosho

HOW did you get started? I started out with a shop at home. At that point, I was working with Texaco. But then being a US citizen, I had my children abroad and on one of the trips when I came to Nigeria, I decided to buy things and within two days everything was gone. That is how my eyes opened to the fact that I could run a business. My husband did not want his children with nannies until they were able to talk. I started with 300 dollars and the business began to multiply itself. I get along with people easily. I am flexible and I make sure my customers are happy. Referral has been our biggest advertisement because of the good experiences that customers have had.

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Some widows at a training session

WAPA trains over 600 widows in vocational skills

AS part of activities marking this year’s International Widows’ Day, no fewer than 600 widows are presently undergoing a four-week skills acquisition training at no cost, at the Women Development Centre in Lagos, The training is being organised by the state Ministry for Women’s Affairs & Poverty alleviation, WAPA. Speaking at a symposium preceding the flag-off of the empowerment exercise, Commissioner, WAPA, Hon.(Mrs) Lola Akande, identified widowhood as a catalyst to poverty, explaining that it is because of this notion that the state government thought it pertinent to initiate the on-going 4-week training; to ensure widows in the state became self-reliant.

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Widows and family members of the slain policemen during the visit  the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Abubakar to the police headquarters, Lafia, Nasarawa State, weekend. Photo: NAN.

Rose of Sharon and Bolanle Ambode

WIDOWS in Lagos State have been advised to acquire vocational skills and play an active role in politics, to fully engage themselves, upon the death of their spouses. The advice came from Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, wife of the governor of the state, while delivering the keynote address at an event in Surulere, Lagos, organized by the Rose of Sharon Foundation, to mark the 2016 International Widows Day.

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Nkiru Balonwu, CEO Spinlet 

Nigerian women rocking the online business world

Businesses are created out of problems. Saudat Salami is the founder of Easyshop Easycook an online business that delivers customized domestic services to the working professional who is too busy to go for shopping due to timing challenges. She revealed how she started in an interview. “I.T fascinated me at a young age and I was good at it, but if you want to be a programmer or developer you have to be ready to upgrade your certification regularly, learn new coding skills otherwise you’d easily be obsolete and I was not ready to do that.

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